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—William Lyon Phelps
- Search for S Korea ferry passengers Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:47 GMT
- Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.
- Ukraine military column 'disarmed' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:24:05 GMT
- Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
- Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT
- Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
- Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT
- A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession.
- Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:02:44 GMT
- The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.
- Search after Nigeria school kidnap Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04:00 GMT
- The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.
- Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:56 GMT
- Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.
- 'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT
- Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.
- Brazil troops cover police strike Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:01 GMT
- Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
- MtGox exchange put in administration Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:38:08 GMT
- The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.
- UN mulls medal for peacekeepers Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:02 GMT
- The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
- EU approves alien species blacklist Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:39 GMT
- The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
- VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls still missing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:45 GMT
- Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
- VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:12 GMT
- Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
- AUDIO: 'Walter White got me a prom date' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:17:07 GMT
- Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana explains how he got the show's star, Bryan Cranston, to help him secure a prom date.